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Not Just a Pretty Face, The Ugly Side of the Beauty Industry

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Not Just a Pretty Face, The Ugly Side of the Beauty Industry is a great book if you truly want to know about what’s in your everyday cosmetic counter makeup.  If you want to live in denial, however, I don’t recommend it–Not Just a Pretty Face, The Ugly Side of the Beauty Industry will scare the living daylights out of you.  After I read this book every bottle in my medicine cabinet, shampoo bottle in my shower and cosmetic vile in my make-up bag made made my skin crawl.  When Kari says, “your skin is like a sponge” she means it. The author carefully reinforces this thinking when she shows us that the  things we are putting on our bodies in the name of beauty are dressed up packages of poison.  The author, Stacy Malkan carefully outlines what kind of toxins are in every day makeup and soap.  Its’ an easy, fast-paced read that is both interesting and scary.  It is written in an up-beat “ALL IS NOT LOST” voice. She makes the point that we (as consumers) have the power to stop this through the power of purchasing and that we need to commit to stop buying products with toxins.

You can consult the author’s website to research toxins, how to protect your children from cancer and allergies and improve your over-all quality of life.  We have also included her Ted Talk for you to review.  Her argument is compelling.  Remember if you wouldn’t eat it don’t put it on your skin!